Friday, February 29, 2008

Saluki way

Survey results

This survey is about how Carbondale community likes Saluki way. During the survey, some people were wondering what is saluki way. A little explanation is necessary before the results. In September the 14th 2005 Daily Egyptian it is about “a plan to re-center the campus around new academic buildings, a new football stadium and a revamped indoor-sports arena.” The chancellor Wendler launched this plan. He said that “The changes will give SIUC a fresh, updated "front door," that will welcome the campus community and visitors to a central location the University can be proud of and will replace athletic facilities, some of which are crumbling and outdated.” (Chancellor Wendler unveils "Saluki Way", Retrieved February 28, 2008 from Since then, fund has been rose for saluki way and recently a half percent tax increase has been decided to provide more funds.

The survey has concerned 25 people formed with 15 male persons and 10 female persons. It was amazing to see that women like football more than men: 60% of the former versus 46.67% of the latter. It appears that more than half percent of the questioned persons like saluki football and go to Saluki game at least 10 times a year. A quarter of the survey participants really go to saluki game four times a month. However 60% of persons think that building saluki way is not necessary and more than half percent clearly mean that they prefer the funds to be used to advertise good educational system and focus on benefits of education instead of using them on football stadium building. Most of them (64%) disagree with the tax increase and almost all of the participants (88%) think that tax increase is too much. In conclusion People think that they need sports in the campus but not insomuch to spend money on it.

I did this survey in the Students Center at SIUC. I can say that people are very cooperative in participating to a survey. For some of them it was an occasion to tell their opinion about Saluki Way, because it has been a popular issue these days. People's opinion is logical. It is rational to focus on what the school purpose is, actually always to enhance the education given. What I retain is how the project can keep going when apparently lots of people disagree. As a foreigner, I feel that I need to learn more about how decisions are taken in this community and how people participate.

Roxane Kompaore

Thursday, February 28, 2008

from the Career Services

Many international students studying in the United States find the search for jobs and internships to be challenging. SIUC Career Services is pleased to announce that our international students now have the opportunity to connect with interested employers through a virtual career fair just for international students.

Sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the NACE International Students Virtual Career Fair is FREE and open to international students at schools that hold NACE membership who:

· wish to return to their home country for full-time or internship/co-op opportunities.
· are currently pursuing one-year Optional Practical Training (OPT) and/or long-term opportunities in the United States.
· are currently pursuing summer Curricular Practical Training (CPT) internships in the United States.

The fair opens to students on February 18 and runs through May 16. Through the fair, you’ll have access to interested employers and their full-time, internship, and co-op opportunities.

Go to and click on the “NACE International Student Virtual Career Fair” button. Then, select “Candidate Registration” and follow instructions!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Please come back again!

Our Feng Chia students are going back to Taiwan this weekend...we wish you a safe trip! We've enjoyed your stay.

Come visit the new Feng Chia visits CESL weblog!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ice storm

CESL students I'm sure have noticed a thick layer of ice on everything, especially the roads and sidewalks. Be careful! Radio and television reports say: Don't go anywhere unless it's absolutely necessary! CESL teachers will understand if you had trouble getting to school. Salt and sand will be applied to roads and sidewalks as soon as possible; walk carefully; watch television and study the news reports until you feel you can get where you're going safely!